Ph.D., French, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1990
M.F.A., English, the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, 1977
Awards: National Endowment for the Arts Award Grant for fiction writing, 1979.
The photo explains them all.
Books: Michel Tournier’s Children: Myth, Intertext, Initiation. (New York: Peter Lang) 1998, 145 pages.
Most recent article: “L’Eau d’ici et l’au-delà: pêche et spiritualité chez Norman Maclean et René Fallet”, René Fallet, vingt ans après. (Paris : Maisonneuve & Larose, 2005) pp. 35-46.
Most recent paper : “If only it were so : the myth of multiculturalism in Daniel Pennac’s Malaussène saga”. Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, May 10-13, 2006.
Current research projects. I’m working slowly on a book analyzing the uses of myth in Danial Pennac’s fiction. Most of my presentations at conferences further that project. With another part of my brain I’m writing a novel.
Field of Study
Modern and Postmodern French Fiction, French poetry, popular and regional French literature.